Theresa May: We want a red, white and blue Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the government wants a "red white and blue Brexit" and insisted she is "ambitious" over the deal the UK will strike when leaving the EU.

Mrs May, who is on a two-day visit to Bahrain, told BBC deputy political editor John Pienaar: "People talk about the sort of Brexit that there is going to be – is it hard or soft, is it grey or white. Actually we want a red, white and blue Brexit: that is the right Brexit for the UK, the right deal for the UK.

She added: "I’m ambitious for what we can achieve. Because I believe that a deal that is right for the UK will also be a deal that is right for the EU.”

The PM also said the government would trigger Article 50 - the process for leaving the EU - by the end of March 2017.